STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1002
RE: H.B. No. 631
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 631, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Authorize each county to establish a surcharge on the Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) through adoption of an ordinance and requirements that include conducting a public hearing on the proposed ordinance and notifying the Director of Taxation of establishing the surcharge;
(2) Limit the surcharge amount on state TAT that counties can levy, assess, and collect;
(4) Repeal the state TAT revenue distributions to the counties.
The Mayor of the County of Kaua‘i testified in support of this measure. The Department of Taxation, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 631, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair